Since August 2019, the Hong Kong Police Force has been conducting press-briefings to address events pertaining to the Anti-Extradition Amendment Bill protest. Magnetic Bullshit stems out of the interest in using computational approaches to address my mental and emotional inability to process pro-establishment narratives.
I scraped the automatic captions from 120+ Hong Kong police press conference videos,
which were uploaded on YouTube by Chinese state-owned English language news channels
with an English simultaneous interpretation, to generated a 627-page transcript.
The most frequently used 300+ words are then used as the source text.
The visual format is a reference to the popular fridge poetry kit Magnetic Poetry. You can create your interpretation of the police’s narrative, reveal your version of truth, or even “receive" an apology.
Click or tap on the word magnets to create your sentence. To deselect, click or tap on the word again.